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Teammates feel badly for Matt Schaub, who’s out with a foot injury, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “He’s worked so hard to get us to this point,” tight end Joel Dreessen said. “Everything he did for us during the lockout, well, he was just starting to reap the rewards of so many tough seasons, and then this happened.”
We don’t know what Matt Leinart is capable of, says Richard Justice of the Chronicle. All the opinions are based on nothing concrete.
Leinart came to Houston to resurrect his career, “and for the next six games he’ll be driving one of the league’s top offenses in the fast lane of Resurrection Boulevard,” says Jerome Solomon of the Chronicle.
Andre Johnson was stunned by the news on Schaub but still feels good about the Texans’ future, says Mark Berman of Fox Houston.
Rookie T.J. Yates now moves up to the backup role, says McClain.
The Colts will consider turning things over to Dan Orlovsky at quarterback, says Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.
Bill Polian’s talked to Peyton Manning about the Colts drafting a quarterback and the veteran said he’s OK with it, says the Star. A recap of Polian’s radio show.
Rashean Mathis tore his ACL on a pretty innocuous play. Now he, offensive lineman Eben Britton and linebacker Kyle Bosworth are on IR, says Vito Stellino of the Times-Union.
Jack Del Rio has tired of answering questions about Marcedes Lewis’ failures in the passing game, says Stellino.
Things John Oehser of jaguars.com learned out of the game in Indianapolis.
Colin McCarthy was good as a fill-in, but he won’t displace Barrett Ruud from the lineup, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
The Texans don’t look as intimidating at the top of the division with Schaub hurt, writes Wyatt.
Every year isn’t going to be filled with huge runs for Chris Johnson, according to Mike Munchak. David Boclair of The City Paper writes about it.